March 6th, 2008
12:12 PM ET
10 years ago

Limbaugh: So-called 'Dream Ticket' doesn't have a prayer

Limbaugh said a ticket with Obama and Clinton doesn't have a prayer.

Limbaugh said a ticket with Obama and Clinton doesn't have a prayer.

(CNN) - Many Democrats have called the prospect of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama teaming up for the general election a "dream ticket."

But conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh said Wednesday a presidential ticket that included a "woman and a black" doesn't "have a prayer."

"Let's say it is Obama and Hillary...Let's put Hillary at the top - That's a position she's familiar with," Limbaugh said on his radio show Thursday. "Therefore, you've got a woman and a black for the first time ever on the Democrat ticket. Ahem. They don't have a prayer."

Donna Brazile, Al Gores former presidential campaign manager, called the comments "un-American."

"I'm an American. And I'm proud to be an American," Brazile said on CNN's The Situation Room Wednesday. "But I think that comment is, as far as I can tell, a very un-American conversation, because African-Americans and women fight for this country. We have died for this country."

“To suggest, somehow or another, that we are not capable of serving this country in the capacity of Commander-in-Chief is just, in my mind, mind-boggling," she continued. "So, with all due respect to Mr. Limbaugh, just wait. Let the people decide. And I guarantee you, the people will make a better decision than Rush Limbaugh."

Limbaugh's comments came hours after Hillary Clinton said the Democratic presidential race could result in a joint ticket.

“That may be where this is headed,” she told CBS Wednesday morning. “But of course we have to decide who is on the top of ticket. I think the people of Ohio very clearly said that it should be me."

Obama later called any speculation of teaming up with Clinton "premature."

- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney

soundoff (562 Responses)
  1. EFM

    Why does CNN even report this garbage? Why pay attention to every idiotic thing Rush says?

    March 6, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  2. Michael Stack

    Limbaugh was not being un-American. He was comenting on how he does not think Obama and Clinton, together, are electable. They don't have the expereance, no one knows what Obama stands for and Clinton just isn't very bright. Limbaugh's comment also was to say that the southern democrats wouldnt vote for both a woman and a black man on the same ticket, not yet anyway.

    March 6, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  3. Laura

    I feel that Rush should take n inner look at himself, and find out where all the anger is coming from.

    March 6, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  4. An Army Veteran

    What an idiot.

    March 6, 2008 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  5. Richard Hill

    What was even more appalling was the president of the RNC'S response, the same day. He attempted to give Rush cover by stating that things may have been taken out of context while at the same time admitting to listening to him on a daily basis. I would love to see Wolf have him back on air, let him listen to the whole thing and then get his response. How can the GOP EVER EXPECT TO ATTRACT MINORITIES to the party if they are going to condone behavior like this?

    March 6, 2008 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  6. Neil White

    Isn't this guy a heroin addict?

    March 6, 2008 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  7. John

    Limbaugh is just another toilet mouth Republican demogogue. It is about time we Flush Limbaugh!

    March 6, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  8. Elaine

    Rush Limbaugh is a racist and a chauvanist for saying that an African-American and a woman cannot be a wonderful ticket for America. This is the same person who called Obama a "Half-Rican" referring to him being biracial. If that is not a racist comment, I don't know what is. It sounds like Limbaugh is very scared of what the November election will bring. The conservatives need to sit down and shut up. This country is in a huge mess, and we have the Republican right wing to thank for that. Change is coming, Limbaugh, and there is nothing you can do about it.

    March 6, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  9. Holden Litgo

    How did Rush Limbaugh A) become a contributor to CNN. B) aquire any credibility whatsoever, and C) persuade CNN to pander so earnestly to the extreme wingnut/dittohead faction of their readership?

    March 6, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  10. Jason

    I agree with Bullshattuck

    Imagine John McCain and Condi Rice VS Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton. It would be guaranteed that a female and an african american get into office. I do not believe that the democrats would "unite against a common enemy" but it would be interesting if they did. Rush says the things he does to get people to talk about him. Talk bad about him all you want but he is getting what he wants.

    March 6, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  11. Jed in Texas

    Nothing makes me happier than to hear the desperation in Rush Limburgers hatemongering speeches.Nothing he says or does will change history.If you want him off the air waves contact Clear Channel and tell them you will Boycott their sponsors.Its all about the money,you cut off their money and you cut him off the air.

    March 6, 2008 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  12. Brenda Waters

    What an appallingly, ignorant man!!!

    Brenda Elizabeth Cowley-Waters
    Dublin, Ireland

    March 6, 2008 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  13. Lois Blasenheim

    I think it is unbelievable how much coverage CNN gives to Rush Limbaugh who is on his way out. He is a discredited has been and it is a pity that CNN gives him this coverage day after day.

    March 6, 2008 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  14. Paul

    Why in the world is everybody giving this Rush Limbaugh so much air time and attention. The guy will say anything and everything to get attention. He talks trash about Hillary one day and the next urging voter to vote for her. He defense Mccain one day and the next urge conservatives to turn their backs to him. This guy is a joke....stop paying much attention to him! I'm a conservative and trust me! he does not speak for me or represent me in any way!

    March 6, 2008 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  15. Lou

    is he on 30 OxyContin a day again...

    who asked the rat for an opinion?

    March 6, 2008 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  16. Paula

    I also adore Donna Brazile my fave on CNN too and Rush Limbaugh is a kook! Who cares what he says.. ..

    He should wear his white sheet and shut his cocaine filled mouth! What a moroon!!

    I pray Barack does not choose HRC when Jim WEBB, Joe Biden , Chris Dodd are all great choices.. after what Hillary has said and done.. . We are so tired of your rude mouth you are mean, bitter and power hungry..we have had that.. go away.

    March 6, 2008 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  17. Wayne, Greenville TX

    Why are people listening to a "man" who took so much OxyContin that he lost his hearing? Was that a sign of good judgment???

    Go back to your bunker in Florida, Rush. No one cares what you have to say. About anything.

    March 6, 2008 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  18. Mike

    Let's Obama team up with John Kerry. One black guy and one looser together make Frenchfries and Ketchup.
    They both deserve to be looser.

    March 6, 2008 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  19. Frank

    Rush who?????????? I think maybe he is still popping those pills!!! I think it's time he retires. The conservatives had little influence on the Republican nominee so I would say as a leader he is a failure!!!

    March 6, 2008 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  20. elmerg

    Yep. CNN is scraping the bottom of the barrel to generate news.
    Quoting Limpaugh in any serious context is like asking Ann Coulter for dating advice.

    March 6, 2008 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  21. sky

    Why do you give this drug addict idiot the time of day? Every time you give him air time it enables him to curse this planet more with his darkside, Darth Vadar, Voldamort crap.

    I know that ratings is your bottom line....but please give us a break.

    March 6, 2008 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  22. Nelson, Colorado Springs Co

    Why should CNN waste time repeating what limbaugh say reason I say this he act like he on too many prescription medcation. Why is all the TV,Radio and Newpapers are so negative on Sen Obama and Sen Clinton.

    March 6, 2008 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  23. Anonymous

    Limbaugh should shut up as soon as J. Jackson does the same.

    March 6, 2008 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  24. Ronald, American living abroad

    Sounds like Limbaugh is popping pills again . . . Clinton too if she thinks she is going to win without Limbaugh's help. Why is she hiding the fact that she is supplying Limbaugh with his pills through her close ties with the big drug companies?

    Why is CNN hiding posts critical of Clinton?

    March 6, 2008 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  25. Rush is Right

    Clinton/Obama is a dream team if you're snorting coke or smoking weed.

    Clinton/Webb 08!!!!!!!!

    If Clinton is not the nominee for the Democratic Party, this independent voter will vote for McCain; Obama is WEAK on National Security and worse than McCain in the economy. When it comes to economy, Hillary is the STRONGEST among the three, when it comes to national security McCain is the strongest, following behind him is Hillary.


    March 6, 2008 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
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